Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:June:06 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
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2001/6/6 [Politics, Computer/SW/Languages] UID:21433 Activity:nil
6/5     http://www.smh.com.au/icon/0101/20/news6.html
2001/6/6 [Recreation/Sports] UID:21434 Activity:nil 66%like:21439
6/5     Jerry Rice is now a Raider?  wow.
        \_ Well, he had to go somewhere since he didn't wanna retire and 49ers
           couldn't afford him. And he wanted to stay in the Bay Area, so
           Oakland was the logical / only choice.
        \_ who cares? Unless you bet on the teams, sports is utterly
           irrelevant. - go lakers!
2001/6/6 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Israel] UID:21435 Activity:high
6/5     http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010605/od/transplant_dc_1.html
        \_ if this were an American movie, there would just be enough time
           for a big reconciliation scene and then the credits.  --erikred
        \_ I first thought this happened in some third party country, but I was
           surprised to read that it occured right at Isarel where the heat of
           the conflict is.  I'm deeply touched.  I hope this will bring better
           relations to them just like the Turkey earthquake a few years ago
           did to the Turkish and the Greek.
           \_ By forming new settlements in Palestinian areas, Israel has taken
              and continues to take the position of aggressor in the conflict.
              The responsibility thus lies on Israel's shoulders. So far they
              have shown no signs of backing down and this incident won't
              change that in the slightest. You may see lip service at most.
              \_ yes, everyone knows that [new] Zionist settlements are the
                 worst terrorism that could ever be perpetrated on the
                 Palestinian people.
                 \_ How can you equate Zionism to terrorism? That's like
                    saying that guys liking women's breasts is sexism on
                    an earlier motd post.
                 \_ non sequitur. i said Israel is the aggressor. if you
                    disagree why don't you make a cogent comment instead of
                    sarcastic, meaningless drivel.
                    \_ That was actually a quote from a Hamas spokesperson.
                       I don't think he was being sarcastic.
2001/6/6-7/20 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:21436 Activity:very high
6/5     Where do I dump all this PCLN profit? New Power? any rumours?
        oracle is going to get slammed by IBM (in my opinion) I have never
        heard so many peope bad mouthing the new liscense contracts-
        Thinking of doing some spreads:
        BUY Verizon - I am big time bullish on them
        Sell SBC
        thus you are immune to market volatility and can judge your analysis
        directly- ie if the market tanks-- you net even- the only way you make
        or loss is if one or the other outperforms the other. - kinney.
        - dow theory says bull for a long time
        \_ That's a good racket, trying to get a bunch of people to buy a stock
           you own, then your bullishness will become a self-fulfilling
           prophecy.  Go away kinney.
        Sell SBC
        thus you are immune to market volatility and can judge your analysis
        directly- ie if the market tanks-- you net even- the only way you make
        or loss is if one or the other outperforms the other. - kinney.
        - dow theory says bull for a long time
        \_ Damn it is fun selling large quantities of stock at a profit and
           finishing up a month long web project at exactly the same time
           haven't had this much fun since I unloaded 2,000 shares of AFCI early
           last year at $75/share. This time it was 20,000 shares of priceline
           at between 6.25 and 7-- only difference the AFCI was all mine- the
           priceline was split between my dads account ( which I manage ) and
           mine, oh well.
           but now it is done-- no more priceline- BUT CASH,, cold hard CASH
           sitting in the account - kinney.
2001/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:21437 Activity:nil
6/5     What's the proper way to stop on a skateboard when travelling
        at high velocity downhill?
        \_ get on your board at I-house, and head downhill.  When you get
           to just past Telegraph, I'll tell you the secret of stopping.
           Serious answer from about 15 years' experience: learn to
           avoid obsticles, learn to roll when you hit the ground, and
           expect pain as a way of life if you want to bomb hills
           seriously.  There is not good way to stop once you pass a certain
           speed.  Tighten up your trucks, also , to prevent speed wobble.
        \_ hit a tree, that's how the "pros" on hearst do it.
        \_regular skateboard, smooth stop, high velocity: "shred" i.e. force
        back wheels forward so that you're sliding facing forward (like
        snowboard). Difficult? yes but you should not be downhilling at
        high velocities unless you've mastered this technique.
        Emergency situation: jump off and run to a stop. Forget board.
        \_ I think one of the older powel peralta videos has a very long
           downhill sequence with Stacey Peralta demonstrating various slides
           down a huge hill.  Ask at your local skate shop.  I think this
           was pre-Bones brigade.
           \_ there was NOTHING before Bones Brigade
           \_ CHRISTIAN HOSOI.  - old skater who had a board with a skate plate
              at one point (it was my "travel board" -a decent Owen Neider
              Madrid.  Of course, the Natas board was much better.) Ever seen
              they new board designs?  I'll admit the boards these days are
              nicer in that they are lighter and more maneuverable. but damn
              kids these days don't have any fucking taste.  Alll this anime
              shit makes me want to puke at the Hello Kitty or IQ Egg or
              Daidamon board designs.  I want my old school Natas/powel
              peralta artists, damn it!  - old skater.
2001/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:21438 Activity:nil
6/5     [uncommented url. if you're going to uncensor, fucking comment it at
         least, twit]
        \_ This is a joke, right?
2001/6/6 [Recreation/Sports] UID:21439 Activity:nil 66%like:21434
6/5     Jerry Rice is now a Raider?  [exclamation censored]
        \_ Well, he had to go somewhere since he didn't wanna retire and 49ers
           couldn't afford him. And he wanted to stay in the Bay Area, so
           Oakland was the logical / only choice.
           \_ The peninsula is getting too expensive to he's moving to Oakland
              where he could find affordable housing.
        \_ who cares? Unless you bet on the teams, sports is utterly
           irrelevant. - go lakers!
          \_ how can we bet on games when the referees cheat when they
          don't call obvious fouls committed by Shaq? special treatment means
          victory of course for the lakers, they are a bunch of cheaters.
                \_ shaq is a thug and a chump, but Kobe is the best player
                   in the league.  -tom
          \_ life is wonderful [thought police was here], deal with it
             \_ now that sounds like a good marketing slogan.
2001/6/6 [Recreation/Dating, Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll/Kinney] UID:21440 Activity:nil
5/6     ali and dpet, are you guys enjoying grad school? do you miss the
        $, h07 chicks, and the BMW you could've had?
        \_ it's not an XOR.  i'm in grad school, and have a porsche - kinney
           \_ You are so hip, kinney, using cyberlingo like that!  We motd
              writers cannot help but accept you.
           \_ But is it a new porche? And can you afford to buy a
              new one every year?
              \_ only a moron would buy a new porsche every year.
                 \_ I pity you, you poor pathetic slob. I bet you
                    can't even afford to buy a porche.
           \_ So kinney, what is it like having a 1 inch dick?
              \_ I love kinney! -- kinney #1 fan
              \_ Not everything is about dick you know.
                 \_ oh right, sorry... So what is it like to have a 1 inch
                    clitoris?
                 \_ get off my dick! - tjb
                    \_ sorry, was just keeping it warm and cozy for ya.
                    \_ well when it trails along for miles you gotta expect
                       it to be stepped on and driven over now and then.
2001/6/6-7 [Science/Space, Computer/Networking] UID:21441 Activity:nil
5/6     Anyone interested in bike commuting from Fremont (Mission
        Blvd) to Santa Clara/NorthSJ/Milpitas (across 880)? --jeffwong
        \_ no, but I'll drive next to you.  "You can be my wingman anytime"
           - Iceman.
        \_ A friend of mine used to do that when he lived there. It took him
           around an hour or so I believe. I don't think I could take the heat.
           \_ Why not take a bus instead?  E.g. Santa Clara VTA 140 / 141 /
              180 / 520, or AC Transit 217 like jeffwong suggested.
        \_ tired of your horrorscope? http://www.trygve.com/nerdsigns.html
           \_ I have no idea how this applies to bike commuting, but, hey,
              with a sign like Quake, the Video Game, who am I to argue?
2001/6/6-7 [Transportation/PublicTransit] UID:21442 Activity:high
5/6     Good news everybody!
        AC Transit line 217 goes from Fremont BART to Tasman/McCarthy
        Rd. Now you can take public transit to get from the East
        Bay/Fremont to Cisco land!                       --jeffwong
        \_ BART AND ALL FORMS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ARE EVIL COMMIE
           LIBERAL IDEAS.  SEE THREAD ABOVE FOR PROOF.
        \_ Are the lines 2xx and 3xx new?  The Fremont BART web page doesn't
           list any of these lines.
           \_ AC Transit revamped the routes and didn't want to use teh same
                numbers. Check out http://transitinfo.org.
        \_ why is a bus line that would take more than 1.5 hours for ten
           miles good news?  "Oh boy, I can go from an hour drive to 3 hours
           public transit!  Take my car, please!"
           \_ good news, everyone!  you don't have to eat meat!  I've got enough
              gazpacho for everyone!
           \_ It actually only seems to be 58 minutes.
2001/6/6 [Uncategorized] UID:21443 Activity:nil
6/5     If MS had a Genius Bar like Apple's:
         http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyimages/192.gif
2001/6/6 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:21444 Activity:high
6/5     Look, it's simple; there is no academic debate about the causes
        or existence of global warming.  It is accepted by anyone who
        is willing to look at the facts.  The effects, the scope may still
        be debatable, but no one reputable is disputing that CO2 emissions
        are increasing global temperature, right now.  -tom
        \_ Um, yeah there is tom.  Shut up and go away.
        \_ BTW, global warming (if it's real) is not the only problem
           conservation and "green" energy development try to solve.  There's
           still the problem of running out of fossil fuels.  So we still need
           to conserve and tap into renewable energy sources.
           \_ actually, we don't. if we start running out then the price will
              rise and these other sources will be economically feasible. until
              then you're just screwing yourself by worrying about it.
                \_ yeah, look how well waiting until it was a problem is
                   working for California!  -tom
                   \_ California is in a mess it's in precisely because it
                      didn't let the market play out.  You are an idiot, tom.
                   \_ California's problem isn't that we're running out of
                      fossil fuels. Get a clue.
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